GENASSIST, Inc. is fortunate to claim as its' Medical Director, Paul Wexler, M.D. Dr. Wexler is a physician whose many academic accomplishments include extensive work in the expanded applications of ultrasound studies in the pregnant patients and the use of diagnostic amniocentesis. Working in conjunction with the University of Colorado on pregnant women with Rh disease in the late 1960's, Dr. Wexler took over the amniocentesis portion of the Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Program at the University of Colorado in 1974 and remained in that capacity until 1980. In 1980, Dr. Wexler opened the Rose Medical Center Prenatal Diagnosis Program.
Dr. Wexler has performed in excess of 16,000 abdominal diagnostic procedures (including chorionic villus sampling, early amniocentesis and conventional amniocentesis) during pregnancy. He has published more than 30 papers in the filed of obstetrics and gynecology, including serving as first author of five chapters and co-editor of a well-reviewed textbook titled Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient and served as editor for The ABC's of Prenatal Diagnosis: A Guide to Pregnancy Testing and Issues and The ABC's of Inheritance: Risk to Our Children 2003, 2004, 2005 and The ABC's of Ultrasound Diagnosis in Pregnancy 2008-2009.
Dr. Wexler did a postgraduate fellowship in Genetics from 1981 until 1983 and a second fellowship in Genetics from 1990 until 1993 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/The Children's Hospital. Dr. Wexler is currently a Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Clinical Professor in Pediatrics and Genetics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center/The Children's Hospital.
Dr. Wexler has been a physician in the Denver area since 1965. He received his BA degree in chemistry from the City College of New York in 1960. He went to medical school at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY from 1960 until 1964. After one year as a surgery intern at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he came to Colorado in 1965 to train in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado. He served as a resident in obstetrics and gynecology from 1965 until 1967 and was chief resident from 1967 until 1968 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado. He received his board certification in OB/GYN in 1970.
While continuing to teach at the University of Colorado, he was in private practice in Denver from 1968 until 1974. In 1974, he left private practice to become Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rose Medical Center. He remained chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Rose Medical center until 1985 and advanced to the level of Clinical Professor in OB/GYN at the University of Colorado. He returned to private practice in 1985 and served as Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Lutheran Medical Center from 1985-1991. We was President of the Colorado OB/GYN Society from 1984-1985.